The 'Coca Cola' Beach

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The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by detectorman5050 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:16 pm

I have found a spot at the beach, where the coins come out the black sand looking like they have been immersed in coca cola for decades (bright and shiny.)

Most pre decimals I dig up whether on land, or beach are 'wasted,' so this is a refreshing change.

Have you found a similar effect on your local beach?


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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:22 pm

Not had any from the beach that good.
Almost like they were lost yesterday, straight from the Mint.
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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Mancave-man » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:50 am

Apart from the 1918 penny they look like coins from my youth. The older coin would have been black or very dark green. Nice finds tho'. Much better that the worn and degraded ones I find.

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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Rivers rat » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:34 am

it must be anaerobic mud like on the Thames...


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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by detectorman5050 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:17 pm

Rivers rat wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:34 am
it must be anaerobic mud like on the Thames...


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It was 'black sand' on a beach as opposed to estuary mud. I was on a 'red sand' beach 2 weeks ago; lots of pre decimals, but so wasted that I threw most of them in the bin. Looks like the 'red sand' at that beach was acting like a fine sandpaper on the coins.

Below is a 1958 Half Crown, I found on the red sand beach, and it was one of the coins in 'better condition' that I kept.

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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by fred » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:20 am

My coins often come out like that from the black sand (or the Thames) too but they don't stay shiny very long. ::g
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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by detectorman5050 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:09 am

fred wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:20 am
My coins often come out like that from the black sand (or the Thames) too but they don't stay shiny very long. ::g
Yes, I've noticed that weird process also. You get them out the black sand, and they look brand new. By the time you get home, they seem to have 'gone off.'

I have to say that the ones in my photo, are still looking good a few days later.
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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by CTX_Phil » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:49 pm

You wait until you find a nice high caret gold ring there & see how shiny that comes up ::g

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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by detectorman5050 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:43 pm

Rivers rat wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:34 am
it must be anaerobic mud like on the Thames...


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I don't know what anaerobic means but of course will look it up. I think that a good analogy for the condition of these finds, is that they seem to have gone through the 'coin equivalent of mummification.'
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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Rivers rat » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:46 pm

Oxygen free:

The anaerobic properties of Thames mud means that its treasures are cocooned in an oxygen-free environment, which preserves them .


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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Rivers rat » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Monday night went do dig a trench and i had a Button gold color.........i could spot it without the headlamp :D :))


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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Another one from the same spot, found today. It's in better condition than many coins still in circulation - looks like it was dropped yesterday!

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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Easylife » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:40 am

That makes a refreshing change from the crusty coppers normally dug. ::g
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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Martin HL » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:37 am

I found a big copper rivet or copper keel nail pulled from the black sand in Dorset and it looked like it had been freshly cast. A week later it looked 300 years old. Also found a lot of hand wrought copper nails around it that went the same way.

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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by Rivers rat » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:22 am

Copper nails dont throw them away .....i managed to sell them for Voodoo x; x; x; :D


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Re: The 'Coca Cola' Beach

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:18 am

Down my local beach with my SE Pro when it started to play the silver tune, very distinct, out popped a 1936 sixpence clean and very good condition, not long after a 1937 shilling also in good condition. After modern coins that were in bad condition.

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